A Senate panel has approved the nomination of Caroline Kennedy to serve as U.S. ambassador to Japan.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country.
The military chiefs of Japan and the United States on Friday reaffirmed their commitment to cooperate closely on defense measures in order to deal with threats of missile and nuclear tests from North Korea.
A top U.S. military officer has told American troops based in Japan that “the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it.”
The United States is footing more of the bill for overseas bases in Germany, Japan and South Korea even as the military reduces the number of American troops in Europe and strategically repositions forces in Asia, a congressional report says.
Close to 90 percent of Americans have a negative view of Iran.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed legislation on violent Hollywood movies and video games, instead saying that gun laws are the largest proven culprit of America’s violent crimes.
A set of paintings from the 1700s owned by Japan’s royal family and considered a cultural treasure is being shown at the National Gallery.